Senator Jeff Sessions Unfit to Be US Attorney General
One of the most controversial nominations made by President-elect Donald Trump is his nomination of Jeff Sessions to be US Attorney General. Senator Sessions has nothing in his record that shows him as having what it takes to be head of the Justice Department of the United States. To the contrary, there are a number of reasons why Jeff Sessions has shown himself to be unfit to be head of the Department of Justice.
The US Attorney General is supposed to be unbiased and able to make their decisions about a variety of matters including enforcing civil rights laws. Senator Sessions has consistently been opposed to voting rights laws. Last year, he voted to gut sections of the Civil Rights Law of 1965 that dealt primarily with voting rights.
If he were to become US Attorney General, could he be counted on to enforce laws dealing with voting discrimination? I sincerely doubt it! His voting record shows him to be consistently against voting rights for people of color.
Another controversial position taken by Senator Sessions are allegations that he has used racial slurs in the past, and some people consider him to be a racist. His alleged support of the Ku Klux Klan and other white supremacists has caused him to be imposed by the NAACP. They recently staged a sit-in at his office in protest, where several of them were arrested. Jeff Sessions Is also opposed by the U.S. Senate Black Caucus. Since many of the cases handled by the US Attorney General are cases of racial discrimination, Jeff Sessions cannot be trusted to be unbiased, as he is supposed to be.
He has also classified the NAACP as being “un-American” and “communist-inspired.” Can someone with this type of antiquated mentality which smacks of McCarthyism really be trusted to cancel make sure that every American citizen is granted the justice they deserve?
- Protesters Dressed in KKK Robes Interrupt Opening Minutes of Jeff Sessions’ Confirmation Hearing (motherjones.com)
- NAACP Leaders Arrested Following Sit-In At Sen. Sessions’ Office (newsy.com)
- More Sessions: Racism allegations “damnably false” (hotair.com)
- Alabama NAACP Not Backing Down After Jeff Sessions’ Office Lashes Out (truthdig.com)
- NAACP head calls Sessions ‘unfit’ for attorney general (foxnews.com)